Really - what are the odds of losing your job to a robot? Remarkably low, especially if you’re in a specialized or highly skilled industry. Yet new studies, which maintain 15% of the global workforce will be disrupted by automation by 2030, have skilled and unskilled workers alike fearing for the loss of their livelihoods.
So how do you compete with robots and algorithms? The answer lies in embracing that which has long been overlooked in the corporate workplace: empathy, creative thinking, and humanity. READ MORE
Are you replaceable…by a robot?
The story is all too familiar - you perfectly tailor your resume, submit it through all the right channels, and patiently wait for an email that will likely never come. Applications can be long, tiresome, and shockingly futile: a 2016 report revealed that for every 27 job applications, you’re likely to get ONE single interview.
Little has changed in the intervening years since these statistics were released - 2018 is just as competitive and it’ll take a unique mixture of ambition and creativity to get noticed. With sites like LinkedIn making it easier and easier to apply for jobs en masse, you may be devoting countless hours toiling away with unnecessary applications.
Beat Your Application Slump.
Updating your resume can be confusing: should you list all of your past experience? How do you determine what’s “relevant”? Is formatting really that important?
When you start researching online, the questions only seem to multiply. One site tells you to include a short bio, another says to keep your resume as basic as possible. There exists whole forums dedicated to discussing the merits of different fonts and sizes. References are apparently a topic of fierce debate - how many should you include? What makes a reference-worthy person? Should you have them at all?
Close those ten thousand tabs and take a deep breath. With 20+ years of recruiting experience, we’re here to give you the basics on refreshing and updating your resume without the added stress. Follow these 10 simple tips - taken directly from our READ MORE
The Definitive Guide to Resume Writing
If you’re turning to remote or flexible work to escape an unfulfilling job, maybe reconsider your options. Remote work is not necessarily easier, and it certainly won’t fix any underlying issues with your employer. What it will do is allow you to better integrate your personal and professional goals - to use your time as efficiently as possible, to lower stress and anxiety, and to potentially play with your dog in between virtual meetings.
Navigate remote work well, and the options are endless. Whether you plan to work remotely full-time, or are just seeking to take a day or two a week, working from home can offer a level of freedom - and trust - you are otherwise not afforded.
Working Remotely: Dream or….?
1. Nix the commute:
Skipping the morning commute is definitely attractive; especially if ...
Whether you're deep in your job search, or you're just starting to look, join our CEO and Co-Founder Louis Song for a complimentary consultation tailored to your unique needs. Send us your resume when you RSVP, and he'll also provide personalized feedback on your key areas of strength and improvement. RSVP by clicking here or continue to the form below!
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Have you ever wondered why you’re not hearing back about your job applications?
You’re not alone. A candidate recently sent us a message on Yelp wondering why, despite her many qualifications, she was not getting any interviews. After reviewing her situation, I realized that this person was making the biggest mistake that I see over and over again. And if you’re not landing job offers, you are probably making it too.
You’re following the rules.
The biggest mistake job seekers make is doing the expected - over and over again - and expecting unexpected, extraordinary results. That’s just not how it works. If you want to gain the attention of a recruiter or hiring manager who is reviewing READ MORE
Want the job? Break the rules.
Summer's over folks, and it's time to get back to work.
How does that make you feel?
If the answer is, 'like sh*t,' then we have an event for you. On Tuesday, October 14, PROVEN offices nationwide will open their doors to local professionals seeking to pursue a new, different or better career.
Stop by our offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. between 5 - 7 PM local time, and we'll match you with a trained recruiter who can provide one-on-one guidance to address a wide range of needs. (Resume help, career assessment and counseling, goal setting... you name it.)
By the way, this monthly event is completely free.
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RSVP For Office Hours @PROVENinc
Tired of stuffy ‘networking’ events? So are we. That’s why we’ve put together the following four mold-breaking, suit-snubbing, anti-corporate gatherings – to spice things up a bit.
Whether you’re into film, food trucks, scotch tasting or skill building, come mingle with other professionals and have fun in the process. It’s not-working, not networking. (But you might get something out of it.)
Note: the following events are rolling out in San Diego. To receive event notifications in your city, email email@example.com.
Not Your Average Networking Event
Join us for our first ever office hours! We would like to open our doors to job seekers, hiring managers, and anyone else with questions. Over the next few months we will be helping with the interview process, resume building tips and other requested topics.
Who: Everyone! The more the merrier.
What: Whether you’re a job seeker or a hiring manager, everyone can benefit from this session. Meet with one of our highly trained recruiters for interview practice, tips and tricks to perfect the skills you need to ace your next interview:
Office Hours: Interview Practice @PROVENSD
- Ask better questions
- Stop sa...
We’ve all heard the statistic – these days, a typical recruiter spends an average of six seconds reviewing a resume. As a professional recruiter myself, I can confirm this to be true.
Yet it’s important to note that six seconds is an average figure, meaning that it represents a wide range of experiences. Some resumes I’ve encountered capture more than six seconds of my attention. Some capture much less.
Have you ever applied for a job and didn’t hear back? Or – even worse – received the non-descript, automated, “thanks but no thanks” rejection email? If so, then your resume may have ended up on the wrong side of the six second rule.
Recruiters never want to miss out on a great candidate because of a trivial detail, but it happens ...
DIY Guide to Recruiter-Proofing Your Resume